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Red Fox

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Italy’s most ruthless terrorist, the beautiful, seductive and extremely dangerous Franca Tantardini, is finally captured in a shoot-out. At the same time a British businessman, Geoffrey Harrison, is kidnapped in Rome. The British Government are adamant that they will not pay his two-million-dollar ransom and discharge responsibility to the Italian police. As political ...more
Paperback, 414 pages
Published July 24th 2001 by Corgi (first published 1979)
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Nov 23, 2015 Henry rated it really liked it
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Although out of print, and written in 1979, this superior thriller burns with its contemporary setting. Seymour really is so great when writing on those societies within which he lived so long, Italy and Northern Ireland.

Set in 1979 Rome, the book revolves around the kidnap of a British businessman by first the clan criminals, and then the communist urban guerilla that was such a visceral threat to the Italian society of the time. All very real, written when the kidnap and murder of the long sta
Feb 11, 2012 Ruth rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
C1979: - The Sunday Independent had this to say - "His best thriller yet: taut, suspenseful, eminently topical." I am not sure if I would agree that this is his best but agree with the rest of the review. Although the PR department decided to go with “A wholly riveting read” from the Daily Express as the comment to go on to the cover. FWFTB: Beautiful, Italy, extremists, hostage, political. FCN: Geoffrey Harrison, Franca Tantardina, Giancarlo Battestini, Giuseppi Carboni, Francesco Vellosi. ...more
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Jul 18, 2014 Barry Bridges rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Another stylish thriller from Seymour. Believable, fallible characters and the real world setting adds to the enjoyment of the novel. Glad the world has moved on from the early eighties!
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Gerald Seymour (born 25 November 1941 in Guildford, Surrey) is a British writer.

The son of two literary figures, he was educated at Kelly College at Tavistock in Devon and took a BA Hons degree in Modern History at University College London. Initially a journalist, he joined ITN in 1963, covering such topics as the Great Train Robbery, Vietnam, Ireland, the Munich Olympics massacre, Germany's Red
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